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Cyclist to pedal 250 km perimeter of SDG in fundraiser

Joe McNamara plans to take to his bike on June 20, cycling 250 km to complete a perimeter ride of Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry, raising funds for charity.

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Joe McNamara challenges local cyclists to join his fund-raising effort this month

The ride will support the Rotary Club of Cornwall and local food banks, and you can get on board in one of two ways: by sponsoring McNamara or by participating in a virtual ride of your own.

He plans to set off on his journey at 5:45 a.m., aiming to complete the course by sundown, around 8:50 p.m. on what is the longest day of the year, our summer solstice.

You can support McNamara by donating here.

Cyclists who’d like to register to join in a virtual ride on June 20 will receive a special patch, stick, and certificate in recognition of their achievement. A portion of the entry collected will be donated to the Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise Foundation and distributed evenly to local food banks.

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Fundraisers for OSGA 55+ District 8 senior games bowling team

Recently, the local group from the OSGA 55+ held a bowling fundraiser at Nativity Lanes, in Cornwall.

Over 50 individuals participated in the event.

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OSGA 55+ District 8 photo

Organizer and bowling team captain Dan Youmelle has also planned a spaghetti supper fundraiser, to be held April 17, at the Army Navy Club, in Cornwall.

The District 8 team comprises captain Dan Youmelle, Sheila Youmelle, Frank St. Pierre, Huguette Lortie-Seguin, and William Pynenburg. They will be competing at the Canada Senior Games in Kamloops, B.C., in August.

Individuals wishing to support the group’s endeavour can purchase tickets for the spaghetti supper by contacting Dan Youmelle at 613-938-1930 or the Army Navy Club at 613-938-5020.

District 8 of the Ontario Senior Games Association encompasses Cornwall, Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry, Prescott-Russell, and Akwesasne.

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Polar Bear Dip fundraiser to support sports hall

The 8th annual Polar Bear Dip in support of the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame will be held on Sunday, February 16, at Alexandria’s Island Park.

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As a fundraiser, brave participants (a.k.a. dippers) are asked to raise at least $150.

Contact Rodney Shepherd at 613-936-6213 to register.

The dip is scheduled to begin promptly at 2 p.m.

Over the years, individuals taking the plunge have included athletes young and old, coaches, politicians, and other enthusiastic supporters of the hall.

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Hockey With Heart fundraiser tourney nixed for 2020

Each of the past three years, Colton Gallant and Allister Macdonell have assembled a team of volunteers to organize a fundraiser hockey tournament, played on the outdoor rink in Williamstown. Money collected from the events supported local charities. Unfortunately, there will be no tourney in 2020.

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I would like to take this opportunity to provide everyone with an update in regards to the status of Hockey With Heart. Unfortunately Allister Macdonell and I have both been extremely busy this year and have decided to take the year off from the event. I would like to personally thank everyone who has supported our initiative over the past three years. The tournament would not have been the same without all of you.

Colton Gallent, posting on Facebook

Three years ago, the young duo began Hockey With Heart to “give back to the community.” Gallant and Macdonell noted that as they both love the sport of hockey, they wanted to find a way to “get others involved and connected in charitable work.”

Through a combination of entry fees, canteen sales, and individual and business donations, the tournament last year supported the Julie MacLachlan Charitable Foundation and Beyond 21.

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Allister Macdonell, left, and Colton Gallant. (Facebook photo)
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AJK Highland Travellers announce 37th annual hockey tournament

The 37th annual AJK Highland Travellers men’s recreational hockey tournament, which raises funds for the local Cancer Society, will be held at Maxville’s arena on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

The event is popular every year, so those interested in entering a team are encouraged to contact one of the organizers, Bubba Wensink or Brad Quaile, as early as possible to reserve a spot.

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Charity soccer tournament in Alexandria marks 10 years

The Mark Legault Soccer Tournament recently held its 10th annual tournament in Alexandria, and I had the story in The Glengarry News. Photos are also available in the online gallery here.

The event is a fundraiser for the Legault Foundation, which supports charitable groups and projects in our area.

soccer action at the the Legault Foundation 2018 tournament
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Charity hockey tournaments provide incredible boost to our communities

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AJK Hockey beer insulator

We are very fortunate to have a number of volunteers throughout the county who organize charitable sports events, including hockey tournaments.

Recently, one such event took place in Maxville, the annual AJK Highland Travellers Hockey Tournament. The event raised funds in support of the work of the local branch of the Cancer Society.

I wrote a story about this tourney for The Glengarry News. A photo gallery is available online here.

Just this weekend, we had two more hockey tournament fundraisers, both outdoors.

Kudos to all who do such great work for our communities!

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